In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God  

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"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" is the first verse of John 1:1 of the Gospel of John.

The phrase "the Word" (a translation of the Greek word "Logos") refers to Jesus, as indicated in other verses later in the same chapter. This verse, and the continuation of the ideas introduced in it throughout Johannine literature, connected the Christian understanding of Jesus to the philosophical idea of the Logos and the Hebrew Wisdom literature, and set the stage for later developments in Trinitarian theology and Christology.

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